Cranky on the Web (December 7 – 11)

787, A350, Air New Zealand, Airbus, American, BNET, Boeing, Delta, Government Regulation, JAL, Mesa Airlines, Southwest, United

Enjoy foreign service on N. American flightsUSA Today
I talk to USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh about some of the “fifth freedom” flights operating in the US, including my personal favorite – Air New Zealand from LAX to London.

Airlines Fill Seats with Ease in November, Southwest Leaps AheadBNET
Southwest boosted its loads by 13.3 points in November. Yeehaw, that’s a lot.

Airlines Charging More for That Sought-After Seat The New York Times
I voice the somewhat unpopular sentiment that charging for better seats on the plane is a good thing.

United Airlines Fights Mesa Air Group Over Airplanes (Part I)BNET
United is suing Mesa over the introduction of 10 regional jets into service. This is the story of how they got to this point.

United Splits Its Widebody Fleet Order Between Boeing and AirbusBNET
Why did United split its fleet order? Blame the manufacturers.

United Airlines Sues Mesa Air Group Over Airplanes (Part II)BNET
And now, part 2 of our saga. In short, it seems to me that United wants out and Mesa made a mistake.

Radio Interview on the Noon Business HourWBBM 780 Chicago
I spoke with WBBM on Boeing’s prospects after the United order. My segment begins at the 25 minute mark and goes for about 3 minutes.

Japan and the US Near Aviation Open Skies Agreement, American and Delta SalivateBNET
The Japanese market is one of the most fascinating to watch right now. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening.

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1 comment on “Cranky on the Web (December 7 – 11)

  1. Reading that article on fifth-freedom made me realize that the LAX-HNL flights we were taking on ANZ were probably not legal. Thanks Dad!

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